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I have been working to produce a documentary, The topic is palliative and hospice care. The reason is that it gave me and most of all my wife of 28 years Donna a great gift. This country needs to have more discussions about palliation and hospice. So I am producing a short 10 minute documentary on this topic that will be used as a discussion guide, a teaching tool, a CME tool, and more. It will not answer all questions but will open the discussion.
I have two Emmy award winning…
I have just joined and am finding my way around this site. I saw your post and thought I would respond in kind. Donna, my wife of 29+ years, died last August 7. It was NSCLC. She was told at her diagnosis that she had six months to live. It was done via voice mail at work. Yup horrific but the primary care doc felt so guilty he got us an amazing oncologist who was brilliant and caring and he lead us all the way.
We all grieve differently and need to find our balance and place…Continue
It will be a year August 7 that Donna, my wife of 29+ years, passed away at MJHS Hospice in NYC. It was somewhat of a fast process from her admission on July 11 to have a thoracentesis performed which did not work to being moved to hospice July 18th. This past year has been one of discovery and extreme emotions ranging from ideation to joy in knowing that I have learned so much both during our marriage to the time following her death. But from the time of her dx 2 1/2 years earlier we both…Continue
Here is what I wrote and spoke at the funeral it's from last year but I've not shared it here.
Donna and I have come full circle. By pure coincidence we are back where we began. Down the block on MacDougal Street I asked her to marry me one Christmas. She told me to keep it a secret while she wore the Elsa Peretti diamond earrings I got her. Friday nights we would go to Monte’s for some Italian. (Reminded us of eating in Irvington NJ.) Later we went whole hog and ate at Café Dante a…Continue